Yahgan people

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Yahgan
Yámana
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Yahgan people, 1883
Total population
1,600[1]
Regions with significant populations
Argentina and Chile
Languages
Spanish, Yaghan (extinct)
Religion
Traditional tribal religion,
Christian (mostly Protestant)
Related ethnic groups
Qawasqar, Siane[2]

The Yahgan (also called Yagán, Yaghan, Yámana, Yamana or Tequenica)[2] are a group of indigenous peoples in the Southern Cone. Their traditional territory includes the islands south of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. They are the world's southernmost human population.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Síntesis de Resultados Censo 2017" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas, Santiago de Chile. p. 16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Yámana." Ethnologue. Retrieved 18 Dec 2011.
  3. Grenoble, Lenore A. and Lindsay J. Whaley "What Does Digital Technology Have to Do with Yaghan?" Linguistic Discovery. Volume 1 Issue 1 (2002). Retrieved 19 Dec 2011.